As “they” say… out with the old, in with the new!

Who are “they” anyway? This time of year for senior photographers, we are saying goodbye to our 2018 Seniors and welcoming our 2019 seniors. It’s one of those bittersweet moments in my industry. I have watched my 2018 seniors grow from excited but nervous Juniors into these confident young men and women. I’m so proud of the young adults they are all becoming. As they head into their last week of high school,  many emotions begin to surface. One HUGE emotion, seniors often refer to as “senioritis” but parents would more affectionately call it “attitude”is often at the forefront.  Even the most well adjusted seniors experience senioritis to some degree.

A word to parents with graduating seniors… this last week of school might bring out the “attitude” in your precious teenager, but keep in mind, that you were once a senior. If you can look past the shortness of temper and the lack of motivation for school work and chores and anything else that would be classified as productive… you might notice an excited yet nervous child.  We expect these kids to be grown ups by the time they graduate from high school, but really they are thrown into a huge world of decision making and independence.  This world is scary.  And although they think they are ready, and they probably are, there is still fear of the unknown.  Be a little forgiving and compassionate during this transition time. After all, we DO want them to come home to visit.

A word to seniors about your parents… Although you are REALLY excited to be graduating, keep in mind that your parents may feel like time has passed them by.  Parents have SO much to teach you before you take off on your own, their heads are spinning wondering how you were in Kindergarten yesterday and are graduating today! I’m serious when I say, you WILL understand their point of view when you have kids of your own.  But until then, please  be patient with them.  They have been and are still your biggest supporter. They have been here for you since birth and they will continue to be here for you as you shove off into the big world ahead of you. I challenge you to take a few minutes of each day this week to thank your parents for something they have done for you and to tell them you love them. You might be surprised how just these two little/huge things will change your life.

I know I am JUST your senior photographer, but I’m SO proud of ALL of my 2018 seniors!!! Go out into this HUGE world and make a difference.  My generation is counting on you! And… please stay in touch.

Are you a 2019 senior? If you love senior portraits as much as I do, then I’m ready to meet you! Click here to sign up to receive our 7 tips on how to prepare for your senior portrait session.

 

Everyone needs a reason…

Sometimes you know what to do, you just need a reason to take action.  So, HERE IT IS!  Our FIRST and BEST 2018 senior portrait special.  Hurry, this one lasts until June 20th, 2017.

  1. Contact us
  2. We will answer all of your questions about how we can make YOUR senior portrait experience exactly what you deserve
  3. We will schedule your senior portrait date.

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You are MORE than JUST a 2017 Senior!

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Contact us RIGHT NOW to schedule your 2017 senior portrait session AND to take advantage of this limited 75% off your session fee AND to reserve your 2017 senior drawstring bag.

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2017 Senior Bag – Only at Texas Tradition Photography

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Check out our 2017 senior models showing off their exclusive 2017 senior draw string bag.  These are only available at Texas Tradition Photography! It’s our free gift to you when you book your senior session this summer.  Hurry, they are available only while supply lasts!

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Our Hottest Summer Trend is our NEW 2017 Senior Models

I am honored to introduce Texas Tradition Photography’s 2017 Senior Models.  We have been hanging out and shooting for the last 2 months.  I have gotten to know each of these seniors and I can tell you right now… They are AMAZING!  I’m so excited to finally get this year started.

Braeden HHS 2017 Senior ModelHebron High School senior photography

Christy CHS 2017 Senior ModelCreekview high school senior photography

Evan Allen HS 2017 Senior ModelAllen High School Senior Photography

Jace HHS 2017 Senior ModelHebron High school senior photography

Juliann HHS 2017 Senior ModelDallas Senior photography

Laurel HHS 2017 Senior ModelDFW Senior Portraits

Maddie HHS 2017 Senior ModelSenior photography

McKenzie CHS 2017 Senior Model2017 Creekview High School Senior Photography

Natalie CHS 2017 Senior Model2017 Creekview High School Senior

We are now booking 2017 senior portrait sessions. Contact us today!  Hurry, the summer is filling up fast.

The Adventures of a Carrollton Senior Photographer, a Beautiful Carrollton High School Senior and a Snake

As a professional photographer, I get to experience some amazing… and some NOT so amazing things. An ordinary day for me is not always ordinary. Photography seems glamorous, but it is actually hard work.  I do a lot of physical climbing, bending, squatting, laying down and heavy lifting. But, what some people might not realize is that every day is an adventure.

I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful 2013 Carrollton High School Senior a couple of weeks ago. McKenzie is a very graceful, confident girl with some AMAZING clothes.  Our session started out perfectly. She was on time and her hair and make up were done professionally.

Carrollton Senior Photographer Lisa Manis photographs 2013 high school senior McKenzie in Plano.

After about an hour of photographing in our Texas Tradition Photography studio, we headed outside for some more creative images. Now keep in mind that McKenzie has been dancing her entire life and is extremely graceful and poised.

Dallas High School photographer Lisa Manis photographs class of 2013 senior in Plano.

We headed out to the rocks and climbed (her in Pointe shoes and tutu) to some rocks blocking the water way.  It was beautiful.  I helped her get situated and gave her some guidance and then stepped back to begin our photography.

Frisco High School Photographer Lisa Manis photographs class of 2013 senior in Plano.She was simply amazing.  Her feet, arms, body position… everything was elegant. Until…..

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McKenzie Screamed. (still acting like a girl). The snake must have washed up very soon after she got on the rocks because it was in ALL the portraits.

Thank goodness this was a mild mannered snake! I guess even the snakes want to be close to McKenzie. Thank you Mckenzie for such a fun senior portrait session!

Class of 2013… – Carrollton Senior Photographer

With your junior year well in the rear view mirror, it’s full speed ahead to your senior year.  Toward the end of summer, the pace will pick up with school activities, SAT testing, college visits and the holidays.  Now is the time to start planning out your year.

As a senior parent, you are likely to be overwhelmed with this last year of high school and find yourself wondering if you have done enough to prepare your son/daughter for their adult life… take a deep breath, make a to do list, get a calendar and get started… one thing at a time.

The logical thing to start with is your senior portrait session.  Why?  First of all, it’s fun and it is something you can do with your senior.  Second, your schedule is the most flexible during the summer and third, you will need current portraits for the yearbook PDA, college and scholarship applications, theater auditions and graduations announcements.  There are SO many reasons why this is the best time to call.  Summer is almost over.  Let’s get started.

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